A Professor Goes to the Doctor: A Case Study in Creating a Startup Using University-Developed Technology

Author(s): Karen Imgrund Deak

Journal Name: Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship (Discontinued)

Volume 2 , Issue 2 , 2015


A University of Notre Dame professor was suffering from a chronic stuffy nose, so he went to see a local otorhinolaryngology specialist (ENT). That doctor’s visit started a collaboration which presents an interesting case study of an attempt to commercialize a university-based innovation.

Today, that collaboration is known as BioMedical Constructs, or “BMC”. BMC’s focus is on using 3D printing in the medical field, but in a way, after an early pivot, that is different from many of the other companies which are working at the nexus of 3D printing and medical data.

Keywords: 3D printing, ENT, industry collaboration, medical device, outcomes, technology transfer, university.

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Year: 2015
Published on: 03 November, 2015
Page: [81 - 84]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/2213809902999150716111131
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